ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEVER: During the construction of FQM’s Sentinel Mine, thousands of trees had to be cut down to clear the land. It was an unusual opportunity for FQM to build a sawmill that that employs local people and uses...
Optimism about the future of Zambia’s mining industry came face to face with pragmatism and a healthy sense of the sector’s challenges at a lively roundtable discussion in Lusaka on 14 October. The roundtable event, Mining in Zambia: What...
What motivates many poor rural children near Chibuluma Mine to attend school is not just a great education, but also the chance to wear a school uniform for the first time. “The children are immensely proud to be seen in...
What was your dream when you were at school? What did you want to become? To be honest, when I went to school – this was in the former Rhodesia – career aspirations were limited to the professionals that we...
When the phone rang on the desk of Mopani's Chief Financial Officer, John Chiwele, one rainy afternoon in February this year, little did he know it would test his and the company's ability to deal with a crisis in...
We sat down to meet the charismatic person behind one of Mopani’s most important roles – Chief Services Officer, Senga Chitoshi – and found out how a “girl from Muf” ended up in the same industry as her father,...
Davies Ilunga is a passionate honey farmer from Northwestern Province, and the first full-time Field Supervisor at Nature’s Nectar, a sustainable honey company that was started in 2018. Mining For Zambia chatted to him about his beekeeping journey, and...
To bring the best out of a rural school, building classrooms and providing textbooks are not enough; leadership training for teachers and headmasters is pivotal in unlocking a school’s full potential. This is what First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine in...
It seems incredible that bustling, economically thriving North-Western province does not have its own abattoir for processing meat; but that glaring anomaly has presented the locals with an amazing business opportunity. With the help of Barrick Lumwana mine and some...
After a speeding Kitwe-bound bus crashed on the Pedicle Road in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2016, killing more than 30 people and injuring several others, the first number surviving passengers called from their cellphones was 39-39 –...

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